The End of Schools Extended Network Schemes
It is so sad the Government is pulling funding from the Extended Network schemes around primary schools. Best has been starting to work with these to provide opportunities for children who might need a bit of a helping hand. The results with our first few students were extremely encouraging - so much so that Hatfield were using their work with us as a case study!
But now it seems the scheme is at an end. We are trying to do what we can by offering scholarships to local schools but we fear that without more funding our gestures of goodwill may be but a cry in the wilderness.
Our thoughts are with the excellent people who had been driving these schemes and who are shortly to be made redundant and with the children who will be missing out on the kinds of experience that can change lives.